San Francisco SEO Audit and Local SEO Services Announced by Jason McDonald

San Francisco, California – March 31, 2014San Francisco SEO

San Francisco, CA – March 31, 2014 – Jason McDonald (, a top San Francisco SEO expert, is proud to announce new local audit services on search engine optimization for local San Francisco businesses. With the advent of not only SEO but social media sites such as Yelp and Google+ Local, more and more San Francisco businesses are in need of local SEO services.

“The days of the Yellow Pages are gone,” explained Dr. McDonald. “Recently in my classes on Search Engine Optimization and social media marketing in San Francisco, I have been deluged with local businesses asking for audit services to assist with Yelp and Google+ Local (Google Places) optimization.”

To contact Jason McDonald for a no cost, no obligation phone consultation on local SEO for San Francisco businesses please visit


Many San Francisco businesses from restaurants to bars to chiropractors to dentists to lawyers rely on inbound marketing from sites such as Yelp or Google+ Local. Customers, especially in a tech-savvy city like San Francisco, often turn first to a Google or Yelp search to find the ‘best’ chiropractor or the ‘best’ Chinese restaurant in the Castro district. Businesses need SEO audit services to review their current search engine optimization and the social media marketing efforts that can boost their brand image, increase their positive reviews, and enhance their visibility across these web sites.

Efforts to increase local SEO must be done in a positive manner, in accordance with industry best practices for social media marketing. The new services by Jason McDonald include a preliminary audit of the company’s standing and then step-by-step consulting to improve the standing of a business on local SEO sites.


Dr. Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO and Social Media expert consultant in based in the San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley. Dr. McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992, and has worked at many hi-tech start up’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Dr. McDonald is Senior Editor at, a web portal and email service covering hi-tech embedded systems on the Internet, founded in 1994. Recently, Dr. McDonald has begun teaching marketing, market research and Internet marketing at Bay Area institutions such as AcademyX and DeVry University.

Dr. McDonald can be found on the Internet at, a website focused on search engine marketing, SEO, and other Internet marketing issues with in-depth free information on SEO, Page Tags, Google Analytics, Metrics, Link building, Free SEO Tools and more. He can also be contacted by telephone at +1-702-879-4771 or email,

Sarah Slocum and the Google Glass Controversy: A Clarification

Google Glass

Recently, I was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle on the ‘Sarah Slocum’ phenomenon. Now, I am getting a flurry of emails accusing me of supporting Sarah Slocum. Let’s be clear: I do NOT support Sarah Slocum; I do NOT support Google Glass. I am merely commenting on the Internet / social media aspects of this issue.

By Jason McDonald
Senior SEO Instructor – JM Internet Group
Posted: March 25, 2014

Sarah Slocum and Google Class

Recently, I was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle on the ‘Sarah Slocum phenomenon.’ (See article, here). The article quotes me as:

‘Hit a nerve’
Jason McDonald, an Internet marketing consultant at JM Internet Group in San Jose, said Slocum’s emergence comes as the public is looking for something tangible to latch onto in the debate over Glass.

“People are quick to condemn the person, or come to a person’s defense, because they really hit a nerve on an issue,” McDonald said. “In this case, she’s become a flash point. She’s like the guy in font of the tank at Tiananmen Square.”

A Clarification

I am NOT endorsing Sarah Slocum! I am NOT taking a position on Google Glass – good or bad, positive or negative. What I meant to say, is that Sarah Slocum is touching a visual and emotional nerve, being a flashpoint, an iconic Internet ‘meme’ at the tension points between –

  • Our need for privacy in public spaces; vs.
  • Our ever-increasing use of Internet gadgets like cell phones; vs.
  • The tension in San Francisco between the Internet ‘haves’ (Google, Twitter) and the social ‘have-nots.’

Ms. Slocum just happened to be at the ‘right place / right time,’ or ‘wrong place, wrong time’ like the guy in front of the tank in Tianamen square. She therefore has become the FLASH POINT of the debate, the ICONIC IMAGE to which people are referring in the controversial conflict between our RIGHT TO PRIVACY and our RIGHT TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS

Is she right? Is she wrong

I can’t say, and I’m not saying. I am NOT taking a position on that issue. As an expert in Internet social media, I am merely pointing out that she is the ICONIC MEME of the moment, the FLASH POINT on this issue.